Feray J Baskın

Associate at LCSS & PhD Candidate in (Linguistic) Anthropology, Indiana University

Feray J. BASKIN is a doctoral candidate in (Linguistic) Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University, USA. She has two masters’ degrees in French linguistics; one from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and one from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. For her M.A. thesis (titled Du céfran à l’envers ‘backwords French’) from the University of Leiden she analyzed the uses of ‘verlan’, a slang language and identity marker, popular in France among youth in housing project neighborhoods. Her dissertation research focuses on the correlation between language maintenance and/or shift and integration in the context of Turkish immigrants and their offspring in France. Ms. Baskin has taught French beginner and advanced level classes at IU. She has also taught the I100, introductory course to International studies in the department of International studies at Indiana University. Ms. Baskin is also a steering committee member of the Many Faces of Human Trafficking Study Group at IU.

Geographical Areas of Specialization: Western Europe and Western Asia (in particular France and Turkey respectively)

Topical Interests: Linguistic identity, migration studies, gender, language policy, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, discourse analysis, globalization.


Anthropology PhD 2011-Present.

M.A., French Linguistics 2007: Indiana University

M.A., French Linguistics and Literature 2005: Universiteit van Leiden, the Netherlands.


International Conference on Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond

4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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